I want to try sushi but don't want raw fish. Can U cook sushi with cooked chicken or vegetables?
I hate people who dismiss foods without even trying it once.
How do you know, maybe you'll like raw fish. At least try it once to see what it tastes like. It's not going to fucking kill you. If sushi didn't taste good, it wouldn't be such a popular food item world wide
There's avacado and vegetable (sometimes with tempura) rolls. Also, inarizushi
If you don't want sushi and don't even want fish, why are you even trying to eat sushi in the first place?
Most sushi places have some non-fish options like teriyaki chicken or something similar, just get that instead.
There are veggie ones, egg ones and ones with tempura shrimp. Inari is God tier, also it's probably not something sushi snobs would call "real" sushi, but a Vegas roll is always good.
Not op but I'm hijacking this thread. I'm well aware that it is possible to use cooked ingredients in rolls. I went out today and got some basic stuff
>wasabi sauce (tube)
>nori (pic related)
>imitation crab leg
What are some other basic ingredients I should get? types of salmon? what veggies do I need? Sauces and dips? I feel like I've stepped up from the cup noodle, canned chilli lunches I've been eating recently, but my sushi starter pack is level 2 novice mode
>nothing but qt3.14 Filipino women at my work that bring home-cooked lunches everyday
Crab & shrimp are always cooked whether it's in sushi or not.
If you're feeling really ballsy try octopus, it's also been cooked. You probably can eat it raw but the texture would be very unappealing
There are several Japanese varieties of sushi that don't use fish or even seafood. It's not 'pretend' by any definition. Ironic given that a lot of popular American fish-based sushi can be called 'pretend' under a lot of criteria.
Of course, arguing about the authenticity of vendor food is stupid anyway.
Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨?) is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi?) combined with other ingredients (ネタ neta?), raw uncooked seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is rice (also referred to as shari (しゃり?) or sumeshi (酢飯?)).
Sushi can be prepared with either brown or white rice. It is often prepared with raw seafood, but some common varieties of sushi use cooked ingredients or are vegetarian. Raw fish (or occasionally other meat) sliced and served without rice is called "sashimi". Sushi is often served with pickled ginger (ガリ gari), wasabi, and soy sauce. Popular garnishes are often made using daikon.
tl;dr, There's nothing in the definition of sushi that suggests fish/seafood as a required ingredient and people arguing that sushi without fish is the equivalent of a sandwich without bread/ a salad without lettuce are wrong.
Also, eat what you want. If you're letting semantics get in the way of eating what you enjoy, you need to stop and reflect on what you're doing.